Tour & Talk

Each season, the FBC hosts a Tour & Talk at a family business headquartered in Iowa. The one-day event typically begins with a tour of the business from family leaders, followed by a luncheon, and concludes with a presentation and Q&A with the family CEO or president. These events allow families to learn from each other’s operations. We also have a breakout session to divide the legacy and current/next generations into two groups for a generation-specific conversation.

Kemin Industries headquarters in Des Moines
2023 Tour & Talk

Kemin Industries

In 2023, Iowa families met at Kemin Industries to hear about how a small family business turned into an international powerhouse. Participants heard from siblings Dr. Chris Nelson, president and CEO, and Libby Nelson, VP and general counsel. Then, groups took a tour of the manufacturing facilities and laboratories and wrapped up the day with a lunch.

Fareway warehouse
2021 TOUR & TALK


In 2021, Fareway hosted the FBC Tour & Talk event at their headquarters in Boone, Iowa. Reynolds Cramer, CEO, is pictured leading a tour. Later in the day, he shared his family story and answered questions about the business.

Interested in hosting a Tour & Talk event?

Please contact Jayne Kielman, business development manager, at or 319-559-0050.